pet industry

Apr 19, 2024

VSI Partnership Expands Meowijuana, Doggijuana Collections Across Western U.S.

SmarterPaw LLC its recently announced its distribution partnership with Veterinary Service, Inc. (VSI), a premier distributor in the pet industry. This collaboration will expand the availability and distribution of SmarterPaw’s award-winning brands, Meowijuana and Doggijuana, to retailers across the Western U.S. VSI’s extensive distribution network covers 2,500+ retail stores west of the Rocki[...]

Apr 18, 2024

Happy Cat Hotel & Spa Continues Expansion, Introduces Three New Franchise Locations

The Happy Cat Hotel & Spa is announcing its latest expansion, with three new franchise locations set to open soon in Albuquerque, New Mexico, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Norwalk, Connecticut. Since its establishment in 2014 by founders Chris and Meg Raimo, Happy Cat Hotel & Spa has revolutionized the pet care industry, providing cat lovers […]

Apr 11, 2024

Dog Bar Concept Unleashes Strategic Growth Initiative, Planning for National Franchise Expansion

Pups Pub, the wildly popular off-leash, indoor and outdoor dog sports bar is launching a strategic franchise initiative, signaling a bold move towards expansive growth on a national scale. Leading the pack in dog bars, Pups Pub is set to quickly gain a strong foothold nationally. In support of the brand’s franchise development efforts, the company […]

Apr 11, 2024

Wellness Pet Company Welcomes Two New Hires to Senior Leadership Team

Wellness Pet Company, a leader in pet nutrition for over 25 years, welcomes Jessica Gorbet as vice president of legal and Mark House as vice president of information technology (IT). With extensive experience supporting global operations, strategic planning, risk management and counsel, Gorbet and House join Wellness Pet in crucial senior leadership roles to foster legal […]

Apr 10, 2024

How the Best Places to Work List Will Help Your Pet Brand Gain Industry Recognition

For the third consecutive year, Pet Age will be recognizing the Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry, a program for companies that enables them to benchmark their organization, learn more about their employees and stand out in their communities as one of the best places to work. In a world of shrinking margins […]

Apr 5, 2024

Central Bark Continues Franchise Expansion with Dog Day Care Center to Open in Poughkeepsie, NY

Central Bark, a premier whole dog care franchise and industry pioneer, recently announced it is continuing its aggressive national expansion with its soon to open first location in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York. Leading Central Bark’s expansion into the Hudson Valley is the husband-and-wife team of Denise and Ron Donofrio. After their 30-year career […]

Apr 2, 2024

Viral Patel Joins Royal Canin North America Leadership Team as Vice President of Finance

Royal Canin North America, a division of Mars, Incorporated, is pleased to announce the promotion of Viral Patel to vice president, Finance, effective April 1, 2024. Patel will be responsible for accelerating a growth and value creation journey and bringing tangible health benefits through nutrition to cats and dogs. As a member of the North […]

Apr 2, 2024

Global Pet Expo Recognizes Winners of 14th Annual New Products Showcase

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) recently announced the winners of the 14th annual New Products Showcase, revealed during Global Pet Expo’s “Best in Show” Awards ceremony. The Best in Show, Second and Third Place honors were awarded across 13 product categories, including Aquatic, Bird, Cat, Dog Food/Treats, [...]

Mar 27, 2024

Native Pet Doubles Retail Footprint with Tractor Supply Company Partnership

Native Pet, a leading clean-label ingredient pet supplement company, has announced a partnership with Tractor Supply Company to bring its full line of products to 2,200+ retail stores nationwide and on the Tractor Supply Company website. As the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S. with a rapidly growing pet category, Tractor Supply is uniquely […]

Mar 27, 2024

Global Hospitality Leaders Invest $10M in K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel

K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel, multi-award-winning luxury boarding and dog daycare franchise brand, recently announced it has received the strongest endorsement a franchisor could envision; a strategic $10M investment from one of its own multi-unit franchisees. Partners Pacific Resorts, LLC, a multi-unit, multi-brand franchise group that owns 30 K9 Resorts locations and has ties to internationally[...]

Mar 26, 2024

Nestlé Purina PetCare Celebrates Official Grand Opening of New Pet Food Factory in North Carolina

North Carolina officials, community partners and Nestlé Purina PetCare leaders recently gathered to commemorate the official opening of the pet care company’s newest pet food factory in Eden, North Carolina. The grand opening celebration is the culmination of more than three years of work to bring the more than $450 million operation to life and establish the […]

Mar 26, 2024

VSI Distribution Partnership Helps Petcurean Strengthen Market Presence in Western US

Petcurean, the award-winning manufacturer of premium pet food brands Go! Solutions, Now Fresh, Gather and Summit is pleased to announce a new partnership with Veterinary Service Inc. (VSI). The agreement will expand distribution service in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Petcurean’s partnership with VSI builds off the successful an[...]